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This March 13, 2012 photo shows older and newly constructed 250,000 barrel capacity oil storage tanks at the SemCrude tank farm north of Cushing, Okla. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUT

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra …

PHOTOS: Tapping trees at Sunnyside Maples

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This week, syrup makers who were waiting for warmer temperatures got what they were waiting for. Mike Moore of Sunnyside Maples in Loudon was one of them and will be tapping about 600 spouts on his farm over the coming days. …

New Hampshire unemployment rate unchanged

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state’s unemployment rate for January was 4 percent, unchanged from December. In January 2014, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 4.6 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 5.7 percent, an increase of one tenth of a percentage point from the December rate, and a decrease of nearly a percentage …

Kinder Morgan to give more public info on pipeline plan in N.H.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that has proposed a 70-mile natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire, is planning to conduct more public information sessions. In a letter sent last week to Kinder Morgan, the state’s congressional delegation asked the company to do more public outreach beyond …

Gas prices climb nearly a dime in New Hampshire

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gas prices have gone up nearly a dime per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.33. Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in New Hampshire, says that’s 9 cents less than the national average, which went up 12 cents last week to $2.42 a gallon. …

Vermont program combines classes, work, leading to degree and job

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A new apprenticeship program aimed at helping students join the workforce full time while earning credits toward college degrees is getting under way. The Institute for American Apprenticeships is the creation of Burlington College in Vermont, a small liberal arts college with about 215 students, and Vermont HITEC, …

New Hampshire Employment Security offers job fairs covering several industries

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire Employment Security is planning three job fairs in March covering several industries, including one specifically geared to veterans. On March 10, the office will team up with several groups, including the National Guard, for its “Hiring Our Heroes Job and Resource Fair” at the Sweeney Post …

Business notes for March 3, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cityside Management Corporation of Manchester recently donated $10,000 to Granite United Way of Concord. The money will help provide program assistance for education, income and health for those in need. Southern New Hampshire University and New Hampshire’s Virtual …

Business people for March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

David Foss was recently hired as vice president and principal hydrogeologist for Wilcox & Barton in Concord. He has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, engineering, remediation and redevelopment projects. James Gleason of Henniker received the Vickie …

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license …

Q&A with Chris Farrell: Not all baby boomers want to retire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of Unretirement: How Baby Boomers …

Weight Watchers shares post biggest decline since 2001 IPO

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weight Watchers shares dropped the most since their market debut more than 13 years ago, after the dieting company’s earnings forecast fell well short of analysts’ expectations. The company has faced declining subscriptions and revenue as consumers migrate to digital methods for counting calories and keeping in shape. …

GameStop wins bidding for more than 160 RadioShack stores

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A unit of GameStop Corp., the video game chain, won an auction for the right to take over more than 160 stores that bankrupt consumer electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. was planning to close. In court documents filed Wednesday …